Jerry J. Sokol

Jerry J. Sokol is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's Miami office. He has a national practice concentrated on the business aspect of health care law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and various contractual arrangements in the health care industry. Jerry co-chair's the Firm's national Health Transactions group.

Jerry has an active health care private equity practice with a focus on leveraged buyout transactions. Jerry and his team are uniquely qualified to perform both the acquisition and finance components of these transactions, as well as the required health care specific due diligence.

Jerry’s health care experience also includes numerous sales, acquisitions and mergers of a variety of health care entities; formation of health care provider networks and; formation of various management service organizations arrangements. He represents outpatient service facilities (e.g., MRI and multi-modality diagnostic facilities, including PET and CT; radiation therapy centers; dialysis centers; cardiac cath labs; clinical laboratories; etc.) with their transactional and regulatory legal needs. Jerry has developed creative models for physician collaboration with these ancillary service provider entities taking into consideration applicable federal and state health care laws.

Jerry has also developed a particular niche in representing ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and ASC management companies with all of their transactional and regulatory needs. His ASC transactional practice ranges from syndicating "start up" ASCs, effectuating the sales of equity interests in existing ASCs to physicians, and buying and selling significant equity positions in ASCs on behalf of or to large corporate buyers.

Jerry is a Board Certified Health Care Attorney. He is ranked in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. Jerry is also listed in the Nightingale’s Healthcare News’ Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers list. He has authored numerous articles on a variety of health care topics and lectures extensively around the country on health care transactional and regulatory topics.

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Areas of Practice 1) Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), 2) Health, 3) Health - M&A, 4) Health Ventures/Physician Transactions, 5) Hospital and Health System Transactions, 6) Mergers & Acquisitions and 7) Private Equity
Law School University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., 1991)
Admitted Year 1991
Education University of Texas at Austin (M.P.A., 1988); University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A., 1988)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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